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Often called the "trust hormone", oxytocin is increasingly being seen as a brain chemical that does far more than just bring couples closer together.
Money problems seem to be on everyone’s minds these days, but financial stress grows all the time. Thankfully, financial wellness is within your grasp.
We all face extensive financial stress each and every day. Education’s the key to the solution and you can do more than just learn how to cope better.
Use the nine questions on this finance quiz as a starting point on your road to financial recovery. Awareness is always the first step.
Recent press claims there’s no difference between organic and commercial produce, but this list clears up the distinct advantages of organic food.
If there is anything in the world does the single most damage to us, as human beings; it is food. The links between stress and food are staggering.
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Many believe chest pain means heart attack, but this is not always the case. More often than not stress and chest pain are more the kindred spirits. Read more about the differences.
The other day, a family member asked me through Facebook to explain about natural, non-sugar sweeteners. She started out by asking about Stevia. Here is what I told her.
Most Stevia is cut with Inulin (plant fibre) to bulk it up so it can be measured more like sugar (Stevia is 300X sweeter than sugar); however some of the Inulins leave very fine sediment if you are making a cup of tea or coffee. If you are baking with it, this should not be a problem. The sediment is completely safe. I found one brand called "Wholesome Sweeteners" that uses Agave (cactus plant) Inulin with the Stevia. It does not seem to leave sediment. Inulin can also cause minor digestive problems in some individuals. There are some people who think Stevia gives a bit of an unpleasant aftertaste. This is partly true and that is the reason why I have been researching other alternatives, but any way you slice it, it is far better than sugar or anything with high fructose corn syrup.
Another choice is Xylitol. It is crystalline and measures one to one with sugar. It has a very low glycemic index of 7. Stevia is 0, sugar is about 65, agave is about 28-30, honey is 85ish, etc. Xylitol has the added benefit of being very good for oral health and inner ear infections, but its side effect is that it can cause diarrhea and gas until you get used to it. It is missing one molecule in its composition so you can't use it in bread because it will not react with yeast. It is safe; it just needs an adjustment period.
I recently found a new natural sweetener called Trehalose, also low glycemic because it doesn't break down until it gets to the lower intestine. There is an enzyme in our lower intestines called Trehalase and it is what will break down Trehalose. It measures one to one like sugar. One version of it is made from the root of the tapioca plant. Trehalose is not as sweet as sugar, but I have found a brand in Arizona called NewSweet. This brand is mixed with Stevia to increase the sweetness. Trehalose, naturally, is only about 45% as sweet as sugar, so mixing it with Stevia will more than solve this problem. I am hoping the Trehalose will be a better baking solution that Xylitol. It is low glycemic and there are no reports of digestive issues.
I buy Xylitol gum and mints (health food stores, London drugs, Pharmasave, etc.) and that is what I give my kids for candy. I also buy Stevia pop (Zevia) and no sugar spritzers. We have not had digestive problems with the gum and mints.
I hope that helps.
Learn how the food you eat, how much you eat and when you eat are all a big part of the link between physocal body stress and weight gain with Kyle Leon's Customized Fat Loss System.
If you want to really get serious with your stress management efforts, try some different art therapy activities and get lost in your own creative process.
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The idea for a new book by UCLA researchers sounds pretty boring. A team of anthropologists went into 32 typical homes — middle-class, dual-income families, with school-age children — and cataloged what they saw. Sorta like going to a bunch of open houses, or perhaps just looking around your own home. Only when described in the cold, nonjudgmental language of academics, the average American family’s stuff sounds like an obsessive hoarder’s collection. In the first home they entered, researchers listed more than 2,000 possessions on display in a mere three rooms.
Hello, I am Sherri and this is my story. In 1999 I weighed 332 pounds, today I weigh 118. In 1999 I had surgery to lose the excess weight that I had not been able to lose trying anything else. I had what is called the "Duodenal Switch". My journey had just begun; I would embark on a lifelong journey to love myself.
Anyhow, I got over all the pain from surgeries, lost 72 pounds the first month, and reached what society calls "Normal Weight", but my journey had just started and this was the journey that really meant something.
So, I wanted to tell all of you, you are worth it, worth loving, being loved, if you have had surgery, work on if there is anything internally that made you gain the weight. Come visit me, say hello and connect.
Meet Sherri on Twitter @Fat2SkinnyWoman. She is a really wonderful person.
Though often referred to as the "trust hormone", Oxytocin is increasingly being seen as a brain chemical that does a lot more than just bring couples closer together.
New research is suggesting that Oxytocin plays a crucial part in enabling us to not just forge and strengthen our social relations, but in helping us to stave off a number of psychological and physiological problems as well. More conceptually, Oxytocin is proving to be a crucial ingredient to what makes us human. Here are ten reasons why Oxytocin is simply the most incredible molecule ever for stress management.
Renowned neuroscientist and economist Paul J. Zak reveals how a single chemical governs all of our morality and behaviour.
ScienceDaily (July 5, 2012) — Does being an intense mother make women unhappy? According to a new study by Kathryn Rizzo and colleagues, from the University of Mary Washington in the US, women who believe in intensive parenting -- i.e., that women are better parents than men, that mothering should be child-centred, and that children should be considered sacred and are fulfilling to parents -- are more likely to have negative mental health outcomes.
ScienceDaily (July 3, 2012) — Children who are exposed to community violence continue to exhibit a physical stress response up to a year after the exposure, suggesting that exposure to violence may have long-term negative health consequences, according researchers at Penn State and University College London.
Today, Liz Tucker is a health and well-being counsellor specializing in stress management. Fourteen years ago, at the age of 30, she burned out from work-related stress.
"My partner was beginning to wonder whether I was going to die, and when he asked the doctor, the answer was, ‘I simply don’t know. She has the body of an 80-year-old’. It was very shocking to hear."
If you have struggled with stress in your life, you may find a new way to deal with stress from Dr. Laura Maciuika and her NEW book, Conscious Calm,
Feeling frazzled? Crazed? Tense? You're certainly not alone - I would say most of us suffer from stress - some of us in a big, bad way. As we know, too much stress can wreak havoc on our mind and body.
But, did you know it also expands your waistline? Some folks mistakenly believe too much stress leads to weight loss - so not the truth!
Dr. Edward Creagan says, "The concept of mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular as a tool to help us deal with the bewildering stresses of modern day life. Although there are many definitions of this term, it's useful to think of mindfulness as total absorption in the task at hand."
The research offers a new perspective on a component of the immune system known as the acute-phase response, a series of systemic changes in blood protein levels, metabolic function, and physiology that sometimes occurs when bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens invade the body. This response puts healthy cells and tissue under serious stress, and is actually the cause of many of the symptoms we associate with being sick.
In his new book "War Trauma and its Aftermath: An International Perspective on the Balkan and Gulf Wars", Laurence French, senior research associate at UNH Justiceworks, and co-author Lidija Nikolic-Novakovic, a Balkan War survivor, detail how the Gulf and Balkan wars added new dimensions to the traditional definition of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, largely due to the changing dynamics of these wars.
Yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies; these are just some of Eastern medicine's contributions to our decades-long search for ways to live well with fewer pills and less-invasive health care. Toward that end, I'm excited to report that there are promising new findings in the field of energy psychology, specifically about a practice called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, that is taking our search for holistic solutions to an exciting new level.
If stress is giving you high blood pressure, blame the immune system. T cells, helpful for fighting infections, are also necessary for mice to show an increase in blood pressure after a period of psychological stress, scientists have found.
Watch this important video!!April 1, 2008 — Dermatologists know that stress can cause hair to fall out, acne to break out, and many other problems. These manifestations of stress can cause even more anxiety. Stress causes cortisol levels to increase within the body, which increases oil production, which causes acne breakouts. Getting more exercise, obtaining proper rest, and caring for skin are three basic steps to counteract these problems.
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Not long ago, the words "children and stress" would never be heard together. Thanks to martial arts therapy, perhaps kids will be free to be kids again.
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Check out Part 2 of my blog series on stress and parenting. "The Business of Parenting."